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au gratin

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adjective au gra·tin \ō-ˈgrä-tən, ȯ-, -ˈgra-\

Simple Definition of au gratin

  • : covered with bread crumbs or cheese and then baked until brown

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of au gratin

  1. :  covered with bread crumbs or grated cheese and browned (as under a broiler)

au gratin

adverb

Examples of au gratin in a sentence

  1. They served potatoes au gratin with the fish.



Origin and Etymology of au gratin

French, literally, with the burnt scrapings from the pan


First Known Use: 1806


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